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Sport Ohtani hits 2 homers, goes 4 for 5, Angels top Indians 7-4

06:15  04 august  2018
06:15  04 august  2018 Source:   ap.org

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Ohtani hit two home runs in a game for the first time in the major leagues, had a career-high four hits and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Cleveland Indians 7 - 4 on Friday night. Ohtani , who also hit his first career homer on the road, singled in the eighth, stole second and scored the go -ahead run

Ohtani , whose four hits were also the most of his big league career, singled in the eighth and scored the go -ahead run on David Fletcher’s double. The Angels won at Progressive Field for the first time since June 17, 2014, breaking a 10-game skid. Ohtani also hit his first home run on the road and has

Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani watches his two-run home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)© The Associated Press Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani watches his two-run home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Shohei Ohtani hit two home runs in a game for the first time in the major leagues, and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Cleveland Indians 7-4 on Friday night.

Ohtani, whose four hits were also the most of his big league career, singled in the eighth and scored the go-ahead run on David Fletcher's double.

BOX SCORE: ANGELS 7, INDIANS 4

The Angels won at Progressive Field for the first time since June 17, 2014, breaking a 10-game skid.

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Daily Recap: Shohei Ohtani led the offense with a four - hit , two -HR game, while David Fletcher ripped the clutch go -ahead double in the 8th About Major The American League consists of the following teams: Baltimore Orioles; Boston Red Sox; Chicago White Sox; Cleveland Indians ; Detroit Tigers

Ohtani , whose four hits were also the most of his big league career, singled in the eighth and scored the go -ahead run on David Fletcher's double. The Angels won at Progressive Field for the first time since June 17, 2014, breaking a 10-game skid. Ohtani also hit his first home run on the road and has

Ohtani also hit his first home run on the road and has 11 in his rookie season. The Japanese two-way star has homered four times and is batting .643 (9 for 14) against the Indians in four games this season. Ohtani was sidelined from June 7-July 2 with a sprained ligament in his right elbow.

Ohtani, starting for the first time since Tuesday, took a 5-for-37 slump into the game. He hit a two-run homer in the first and a solo home run in the third off Mike Clevinger.

Angels star Mike Trout missed his second straight game because of a bruised right wrist but hopes to return Saturday.

Justin Anderson (3-2) pitched the seventh and the Angels' bullpen held the Indians to one run over the final four innings.

Andrew Miller, making his first appearance since May 26, struck out one and walked a batter in a scoreless seventh. The left-hander was activated from the disabled list after missing two months with right knee inflammation.

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Shohei Ohtani had four hits , including two homers , and David Fletcher's RBI double in the eighth inning snapped a 3-3 tie to help lift the Los Angeles Angels to a 7 - 4 win over the host Cleveland Indians Friday night. The victory not only ended a four -game Angels losing streak but also snapped

Indians Royals Tigers Twins White Sox. And the photos from Ohtani 's joyous, UCL-be-darned night were wonderful. The "Trying not to smile, but man, I kinda gotta smile after hitting a homer on a day The "Mike Trout -- have you ever hit two homers after being recommended for Tommy John surgery?"

Miller's return was overshadowed by continued problems for Cleveland's bullpen, which allowed four runs in the eighth to break a 3-all tie.

Ohtani started the rally with a one-out single off Oliver Perez (0-1). He stole second and Albert Pujols was intentionally walked with a 3-0 count.

Andrelton Simmons hit into a force play, but Fletcher's flyball landed near the right field line and bounced into the stands for a ground-rule double.

Jose Brienco's infield hit off Adam Cimber scored a run and Eric Young Jr. added a two-run double.

Ohtani hit an 0-1 pitch into the bleachers in left field in the first. Cleveland quickly tied it in on Michael Brantley's RBI double and Jose Ramirez's run-scoring single.

Ohtani launched a 3-2 pitch an estimated 443 feet to right for his second homer.

Leonys Martin, playing his first home game since being acquired from Detroit at the trade deadline, homered and had two RBIs.

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Ohtani hits second HR in 2019. Shohei Ohtani plates 3, goes 2-for- 4 with a triple. Shohei Ohtani belts a solo smash for 16th homer of the year.

4 /17/18: Mookie Betts hit three home runs, including a lead-off homer off Shohei Ohtani in the Red Sox's victory over the Angels About Major League The American League consists of the following teams: Baltimore Orioles; Boston Red Sox; Chicago White Sox; Cleveland Indians ; Detroit Tigers

Angels starter Jaime Barria allowed three runs in five innings. Clevinger, who hasn't won since July 1, gave up three runs in in six innings.

Yan Gomes doubled with one out in the second and scored on Martin's single. Gomes left the game in the fourth with right knee discomfort.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: OF Tyler Naquin underwent right hip surgery Thursday and is expected to resume baseball activities in 6 to 10 weeks.

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RHP Corey Kluber (13-6, 2.79 ERA) will start Saturday after allowing one run in 7 1/3 innings against Detroit in his last start. RHP Felix Pena (1-2, 5.23) retired one batter — the shortest outing of his career — and allowed seven earned runs against Seattle on Sunday.

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